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Old 03-22-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
hedpe
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need help setting up pine with certificates


Hi,

Whenever I try to login to my schools e-mail i get a certificate message, which I can ignore, and then it seems my authentication will be plain text:

Code:
There was a failure validating the SSL/TLS certificate for the server

                                                                           cyrus.andrew.cmu.edu

The reason for the failure was

                                                          self signed certificate in certificate chain (details)

We have not verified the identity of your server. If you ignore this certificate validation problem and continue, you could end up connecting to an imposter
server.

If the certificate validation failure was expected and permanent you may avoid seeing this warning message in the future by adding the option

                                                                             /novalidate-cert

to the name of the folder you attempted to access. In other words, wherever you see the characters

                                                                           cyrus.andrew.cmu.edu

in your configuration, replace those characters with

                                                                   cyrus.andrew.cmu.edu/novalidate-cert

Answer "Yes" to ignore the warning and continue, "No" to cancel the open of this folder.
If i type in a fake login/pass to test i see:
Code:
>Retrying PLAIN authentication after authentication failure<]
If i do novalidate-cert won't my login be plain text? This is not an option for me as I am over non-encrypted school wireless.

Thanks!
George
 
  


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